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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Post First-Ever Public Selfie [Instagram]
This is not a drill. Notoriously private twin sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen posted their first-ever public selfie on Instagram Wednesday afternoon. The designer duo published the groundbreaking photo during a takeover of Sephora’s account to promote their brand Elizabeth and James, captioning the black-and-white image, “First public selfie ever.” Welcome to the beginning of a new era.
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Vogue to Raise Price, Increase Print-Issue Size [Racked]
American Vogue has some major changes underway. To start, the glossy will begin printing its issues on larger pages (9 inches by 10.9 inches, from 8 inches by 10.9 inches) and increasing the newsstand price from $5.99 to $6.99. The massive September issue will be priced at $9.99. The magazine’s website, too, will undergo a few changes, beginning with today’s rollout of May’s Taylor Swift cover. Rather than cover multiple news items, Vogue.com will cover a single topic (in this case, Swift) from multiple angles, including beauty, lifestyle and pop culture.
Raf Simons Presenting Spring Collection at Pitti Uomo [WWD]
Former Dior creative director Raf Simons will present his namesake men’s spring 2017 collection, as well as a “special project,” at Pitti Uomo. The annual men’s trade show will take place in Florence, Italy, from June 14-17. No other details regarding Simons’ project or show date have been released.
Luxury Brands Add Microchips to Help Identify Fakes [Fashionista]
A handful of luxury designers are adding radio frequency identification chips containing unique identification numbers to products (specifically shoes and accessories) in an effort to help thwart the ever-growing knockoff business. Customers can scan the RFID chips with their smartphones (using a technology similar to Apple Pay) to verify whether or not the product is real. Salvatore Ferragamo and Moncler are two such brands that have begun testing the system.
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